Riding an electric bike (for the first time)

They’ve been around for years but an electric motorcycle is something that most people still haven’t ridden… and I was one of them until I got my hands on a Zero SR/S sportsbike and SR/F naked bike. With 110bhp, more torque than a Honda GoldWing and a £19,000 pricetag, what’s it like to ride?

The almost complete lack of sound and vibration from the engine means a surreal, gliding experience. So strange that it’s surreal, almost spiritual when moving at high speed with such little effort and fuss. But as the cliche goes, a picture says a thousand words, so here’s a video of my day on the Zeros.

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